Board of Directors (Jan 29-30)

This one and a half day event provides a full-day educational session, a business meeting, and the opportunity to network with North America's gas and electric utility executive community. The agenda is developed by the WEI President and Board Chair to deliver provocative discussions and identifies strategic drivers that influence energy utilities in North America and is driven by the yearly theme. Each year the Board of Directors convenes twice, once in January, and the second coincides with the WEI Annual Meeting in September. At this meeting, the Board of Directors convenes a business session to evaluate WEI’s accomplishments and determine the direction of the association.

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General Details

  • Program Chair(s)
  • Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC

    • Program Location
    • Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
    • 1107 Jamboree Rd., Newport Beach, CA 92660
    • Who Should Attend
      • WEI Board of Directors members
      • Select invitees
  • Registration Options
  • Board Members + Special Invite Attendee: $599 USD

    This meeting is by invitation only. Registration includes all meal events, educational sessions, and digital meeting materials.

    Guest tickets are available for $150 to current WEI Board of Directors members and allow a personal guest (a spouse or partner who does not work in the energy industry) to accompany the Board member at the event. Guest registration includes all meal events.

    Special Invite registration includes all meal events, education sessions, and meeting materials. Does not include the two Business Sessions.

  • General Cancellation Policy
  • Due to contractual obligations, cancellations received 15 business days prior to the program will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 6 to 14 business days prior to the event will receive a refund, less a $100 administrative fee. No shows and last minute cancellations, 5 business days prior to the event or less, will be responsible for the full registration fee. Substitutions from your organization for the same event are always welcome.
  • Participation Policy
  • Western Energy Institute programs and events are open to energy companies (including gas production and electric generation, gas and electric transmission and gas and electric distribution utilities). Select programs and events are open to energy industry product and service suppliers. Programs and events are closed to all media representatives and to the general public.
  • For more information contact Amy Nye, Program Manager at (971) 303-2119.


Sunday, January 29, 2023

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Executive Committee - Business Session

Current Executive Committee Members Only

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception + Board Dinner

Sponsored by Burns & McDonnell

Monday, January 30, 2023

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

sponsored by: Black & Veatch 

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Welcome + Opening Remarks
Speaker(s): Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC

sponsored by: Black & Veatch 

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Industry Topic

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Industry Panel

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by PAR Western Line Contractors, LLC

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Industry Topic

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Networking Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Industry Topic

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Board of Directors - Business Session

Current Board Members Only

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Networking Reception + Dinner

Sponsored by Henkels & McCoy, Inc.

Hotel + Travel

  • The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is the perfect place to work, play, relax, meet, dine, and simply be yourself. Superb services and amenities, including a self-serve Mac Station, gift shop, same day laundry services and public Wi-Fi add up to an unforgettable stay. Travelers on the go appreciate "grab & go" food options in Lobby Lounge, Mobile Check-in and the E-Concierge. Our convenient hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from John Wayne Airport, Fashion Island and Balboa Island, and we have a Hertz Rental Car right at the hotel to simplify your travels.
  • Reservation Instructions
  • Please contact the hotel directly at (949) 729-1234 to reserve your room. Identify yourself as being with Western Energy Institute (WEI) to receive a special rate of $245 USD/night. This rate is guaranteed until January 6, 2023 or until the WEI room block is full.

Program Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors
Black + Veatch-01Burns + McDonnell-01Copperleaf-01  HDR-01Honeywell-01KPMG-01Rokstad-01-01SAP-01

Session Sponsors
Burns + McDonnell-01  


Onsite Safety + Health Info

Effective August 18, 2022, proof of vaccination status or results of a negative COVID-19 test will not be required for admittance into most WEI-hosted programs.

WEI continues to monitor all federal level CDC, Canadian government and public health agency recommendations, as well as local ordinances, as a policy baseline for in-person programs. We encourage all attendees to review the current guidelines related to isolation and precautions prior to traveling to a WEI event, as well as guidance for traveling to and from Canada, which may differ from guidance for traveling to or from the United States.

Some WEI-hosted programs may require proof of vaccination status, if essential for participation, in which case WEI will communicate this requirement in advance of the program start date.

Please refer to WEI’s Safety + Health Code of Conduct for other important considerations.

Meet The Speakers

Roger Dall’Antonia


President and CEO